Balisage Series on Markup Technologies

ISSN 1947-2609

Volume 21: Proceedings of Balisage: The Markup Conference 2018

ISBN-13 978-1-935958-18-5

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2018

Washington, DC

July 31 - August 3, 2018

Balisage is a peer-reviewed conference designed to meet the needs of markup theoreticians and practitioners who are pushing the boundaries of the field. It’s all about the markup: how to create it; what it means; hierarchies and overlap; modeling; taxonomies; transformation; query, searching, and retrieval; presentation and accessibility; making systems that make markup dance (or dance faster to a different tune in a smaller space) β€” in short, changing the world and the web through the power of markup.


Silver Sponsors

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Oxygen XML Editor

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NISO, the National Information Standards Organization, a non-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), identifies, develops, maintains, and publishes technical standards to manage information in today's continually changing digital environment. NISO standards apply to both traditional and new technologies and to information across its whole lifecycle, from creation through documentation, use, repurposing, storage, metadata, and preservation.



There is nothing so practical as a good theory